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Swedish Wind Energy Association: Sluggish process slowing down wind

More projects are coming in than being approved, and the municipal veto is prompting blockages. Swedish wind energy is ready for enormous expansion these years, but regulations aren't in line with the green wave, worries sector organization.

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A lot of wind is coming to Sweden. Not only in the form of the onshore wind that's been booming for years, but presumably also as the long-awaited offshore wind, where many projects are now underway.

This won't be without bumps in the road, as there is doubtlessly room for improvement if the nation means to really up its proportion of wind energy, says Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA) Chief Executive Daniel Badman.

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